This cabinet has been awarded a Bespoke Guild Mark no.455 by the Furniture Makers’ Company and Winner of the Christopher Claxton-Stevens Prize for Excellence 2017.

The making of this piece plays with the head of the finest maker but it does allow them to demonstrate the full gamut of their skills. The compound curvatures of the banded fronts, the pyramidalised curved sides and the mitred junction of where each drawer front and side meets is the result of a maker at the very top of their game. The top band of each drawer flares out to a 45° angle at its centre, to create the handle.

“The pyramids could be described as an act of the seriously demented but what I’m trying to do is add a preciousness to the surface, commensurate to my feelings of timber as a precious material in itself.”  The pyramids of the top create a similar mathematical effect to the seeds within the head of a sunflower.  All manner of extra curves appear and disappear as you approach or pass this cabinet.

This piece was designed as an accompanying centre-piece for our solo touring exhibition ‘Idea to Object’, hosted by the Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts, Surrey.

About Loud Bark

On occasions we just cannot stop ourselves from speculatively making pieces of furniture fabricating virtuosity where we stretch our skills, run with the idea, respond to the impossible and stretch the budget till the pips squeak.

There are ideas that spring from the sketch book that have an impatience all of their own, they force themselves upon us.  Inevitably the decision as to whether or not one of these is bought into the world will be the question ‘can they be financed’?  Celia and I wrestle with the real world and then occasionally make the bold decision to jump off and a Loud Bark is on its journey of manifestation.  Watch this space, keep your ear to the ground something extraordinary this way comes.

For all items over £3000 we offer the option of payment in two instalments. If this is of interest, please get in touch on 01747 820511 or or click the ‘add’ button above if you would prefer to pay in full.


Shown here in rippled olive ash exterior, with olive and natural ash interiors. Please contact us to discuss alternative timber choices, price start from £22,000.00


W1450, D570 at its deepest and H840 mm


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